The Boy Kings of Texas

If I’m rich or if I’m poor I will always get my way and my word is my law I’m without throne or a queen nor anyone that understands me but I will keep on being the king — Lyrics from “El Rey” (“The King”) by José Alfredo Jiménez, translated Domingo Martinez’s couldn’t have writtenContinue reading “The Boy Kings of Texas”

Brownsville: Stories

I wish I had read Oscar Casares’s debut collection of stories when I was living in New York and feeling homesick; I read this in one sitting!  Set in Brownsville, Texas, Brownsville definitely captures the essence of life in the Rio Grande Valley.  The Texas-Mexico border is at times a world all of its own,Continue reading “Brownsville: Stories”